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Old Posted Nov 13, 2010, 6:10 AM
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I heard you guys got some snow yesterday/today. Headed for the mid or upper 20s tonight.
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Old Posted Nov 13, 2010, 6:33 AM
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Yeah. We got something like 1.5 inches of snow and more than an inch of rain. The rainfall was a record for that day, but I'm not sure about the snow. I figure I've got plenty of photos of the last few times it snowed, so you don't need any more of that!
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Old Posted Mar 6, 2011, 10:43 PM
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Great to see Amarillo on here. I may be coming to West Texas A&M this fall and couldn't find any threads on Amarillo, and this popped up! Thanks
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Old Posted Mar 7, 2011, 12:10 AM
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Thanks for the nice pics. It is strange to see these disaffected buildings with good bones and great design. I like the courthouse bldg and cant imagine anyone wanting to demolish a massive art deco structure. I guess the mall-minded sprawl-induced economy has sucked up the life of that downtown in spite of a nice layout. Another gem is the Santa Fe with the intricate fire stairways.
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Old Posted Aug 21, 2011, 9:28 PM
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The Big Texan - home of the 72-ounce steak challenge

And now the update you've all been waiting for. I apologize for taking way too long in getting this. I lost my job in March and didn't feel like going out. And with many job interviews, I didn't have a ton of time to just get my butt over there. But now I've got a job, so I visited The Big Texan and took pictures for you. My new job is in Austin. I start there in a week.

Without further rambling, here's Amarillo's world-famous roadside attraction, The Big Texan.


When you think of Amarillo, you think of this.


A giant bull greets visitors.


Out front, a boardwalk.


It used to be along Route 66 until it was moved to its present location in the 1970s.


Big Texan. Big boot.


Except punctuation.


This is the closest I'll get to attempting the 72-ounce steak challenge.


A sign out front.


This is one of the first things you see inside.

My group went in and sat down. The place wasn't too crowded. We were there before the lunch rush.


These are timers for the steak challenge. Six people at a time can do it. The table to the left is where the challenge takes place. Unfortunately, no one did it while we were there.


There are all sorts of touristy, kitschy things lining the walls, like this moose with a visor.






This skull overlooks the challenge table. Note the webcam on the ceiling. It points straight down at the table.


Part of a menu.


I got smoked spare ribs, salad, and macaroni and cheese. It was OK.


Japapeños with the Texas flag in them.


My friend's steak was super rare, though she ordered it medium.


This guy was walking around singing to tables.


Another view of the challenge table.


Antler lighting fixture.


I sat in a giant chair.


My friend laughs with a stuffed bear.


A Texas-shaped table.


There's a white rattlesnake in the gift shop. A sign claims this one and one in Albuquerque are the only white rattlesnakes in captivity in the country.


Jackalopes for sale in the gift shop.


A Texas "turd burd." (Horse poop)




Giant jellybeans.


Back outside. "In 1886 Texas was friendly, rustic and full of beef. The BIG TEXAN still is!"




This is the east side of the building. It's easily visible from the interstate.




Looks like part of the sign got cut off. "Dinner if eaten in 1 hour."




The east side again.




There's a motel that has a pool shaped like Texas.


The sidewalk has brand marks in it.


Light fixture out front.


Antlers near the entrance.


The west side of the building, also highly visible from the interstate.


A building just off the parking lot.


A cow atop the Big Texan building.

The end. So I've finally gone to this place, and you get what was the most-requested photo project I do. I'm leaving Amarillo shortly. Maybe I'll make a thread about Austin or just add to the many threads already posted.

I hope you've enjoyed my photo updates about Amarillo. I tried to bring a perspective to these boards from a highly under-represented city.
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Old Posted Nov 29, 2012, 6:35 AM
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Lori Crofford

found this pic online
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